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Reinventing the wheel

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October 20, 2020 0

Woodside files plan for Achernar drilling (Australia)

first_imgAustralian oil company Woodside Energy is preparing to start a drilling campaign in the WA-28-P permit north-west of Dampier offshore Western Australia. The national oil and gas regulator NOPSEMA has said this week that Woodside is preparing an environment plan to carry out drilling within the permit. The plan envisions drilling up to six exploration and appraisal wells, including the Achernar exploration well.Namely, according to the documents shared by Woodside earlier this year, the confirmed well proposed is the Achernar exploration well, and the remaining exploration and appraisal wells will be confirmed and planned pending outcomes of Achernar. The proposed drilling work is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019.Drilling of the Achernar and other wells (exploration and appraisal) is expected to take approximately 90-120 days per well to complete.The closest landfall to the permit area are the islands of the Dampier Archipelago, which are approximately 85 km south south-east at the closest point. Water depths within the permit area range between 100 meters and 129 meters.NOPSEMA is assessing Woodside’s plans and will get back to the company with the final decision by October 29, 2018.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

September 28, 2020 0

Integrity Commission wants IPO Act amended

first_img Share 36 Views   no discussions LocalNews Integrity Commission wants IPO Act amended by: – March 24, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Tweet As the deadline looms for those in public office to file in their declarations, the Integrity Commission is appealing for a change to the first schedule of the Integrity In Public Office (IPO) Act.The review being appealed for, is to empower the Integrity Commission to extend the cut-off date for the filing of declarations of financial assets by individuals in public life on just grounds, the Integrity Commission said in a release dated March 22 2011.The Integrity Commission says the amendment must be made to modify provisions dealing with trust, property, and complaints of breaches of the act generally.The commission says the amendment is also to allow it to initiate investigations relating to those and matters in public life as it wishes.DBS Newslast_img read more

September 26, 2020 0

House bill seeks to limit brgy population to 15K

first_imgSurigao Del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers introduced House Bill 6686 that seeks to amend Section 386 of the Local Government Code, which imposes a minimum requirement of 2,000 inhabitants for a barangay to be created and 5,000 population in Metro Manila and other metropolitan areas and highly-urbanized areas. MANILA – To speed up the delivery of services to residents, a lawmaker at the House of Representatives is seeking to limit the population of each barangay in all urban areas of the country to 15,000.  According to Barbers, his measure’s objective is to limit the population in a certain barangay but the proposed number of inhabitants will depend on what is agreed upon in Congress. “Kaya nga pinapanukala ko na siguro mas maganda, liitan natin ‘yung coverage ng ating mga barangays at atasan ang ating mga barangay officials, pinangungunahan ng kapitan, na masiguro na efficient ‘yung pagpapatupad ng mga programa galing sa national,” he added. “Nakita natin ngayon, sa experience natin ngayon, itong pamimigay natin ng ayuda ay talagang ilang extension na ang nangyari. Bukod diyan, marami pa ring nagrereklamo,” Barbers said in an interview with DZBB. Barbers wants all existing barangays in urban areas with a population of over 15,000 will be reapportioned to create additional barangays.center_img “Ang objective lamang ay liitan kasi nga walang nasasaad sa ating Local Government Code na maximum number of barangay,” he said. “Pinapanukala ko na siguro mas maganda, liitan natin ‘yung coverage ng ating mga barangays at atasan ang ating mga barangay officials na masiguro na efficient ‘yung pagpapatupad ng mga programa galing sa national,” says Surigao Del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers. GMA NEWS Barbers’ proposal earned the support of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya.   “Sa tingin po namin mukhang maganda naman po ang proposal ni Rep. Barbers. Napansin nga po natin hindi po pantay-pantay ang mga barangay,” Malaya said, adding services can be delivered easily to barangays with manageable number of residents.“Panahon na para pag-aralan natin ‘yung size ng barangay as proposed by Cong. Barbers,” furthered Malaya./PNlast_img read more

September 25, 2020 0

Community Sharing Night is Saturday at Cottage Grove

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cottage Grove Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, May 16 for Community Sharing Night.Fans bringing a can of non-perishable food will receive a $2 discount at the admission booth. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are both on the weekend card.Three races have produced as many different winners in the Modified ranks.  Jesse Williamson, Braedon Hand and Kinzer Cox have each scored one win thus far.Gene Ashley won the one previous feature event held for Northern SportMods.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gate opens at 4 p.m., qualifying is at 5:30 p.m. and racing be­gins at approximately 6:45 p.m.last_img read more

September 23, 2020 0

Johnson: Time is running out

first_imgAdam Johnson admits time is running out fast if Sunderland are to spare themselves from another relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Perhaps more worryingly, only one of their six wins to date has come against a team currently occupying a place in the bottom half of the table, a 4-1 victory at Fulham on January 11. That is a situation they hoped to remedy as the Hammers headed north, but they found themselves on the back foot within nine minutes, and in predictable fashion. Former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll had never scored against the Black Cats before, but his bullet header from a Mark Noble corner was simply too hot to handle for goalkeeper Vito Mannone. The home side might have been back in it before the break when another Magpies old boy, Kevin Nolan, appeared to handle inside the penalty area, but referee Howard Webb did not spot the offence. Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet said: “The penalty, massive – that could be the difference between staying up or going down.” Poyet’s woes increased within five minutes of the restart when Mohamed Diame beat Mannone from the edge of the penalty area with a deflected effort, and although Johnson reduced the deficit with 25 minutes remaining, there was no way back despite a late flurry. Johnson said: “We go into these games knowing they are going to be difficult, and maybe we just try too hard. “We should have definitely got something out of the game after the second half. But it wasn’t meant to be again. It’s the same old story, isn’t it? “In the second half, we were definitely the better team. But you need to put those chances away.” For Carroll, a man-of-the-match performance provided a welcome antidote to an injury-plagued campaign. The 25-year-old told West Ham’s official website: “It’s the first goal (I’ve scored against Sunderland). “I’ve tried my hardest every time I’ve played against them, but it’s the first one I’ve got against them and obviously I’m over the moon that we have got the three points as well.” Johnson said: “It’s another game down. We keep saying, ‘This is the game, this is the game’ but time is running out now. “The games are running out and we have got some tough ones coming up. We have to capitalise on the games at home, which we haven’t done all season. “We have got four home games left and I think if we win all four, we have got a chance. “There are still eight games and points to play for. We have just got to stick together and keep trying to do the right things. “We can’t get cut adrift because it’s difficult then. Any of the games away from home against the top six are difficult, but we tend to perform better against those top teams.” Sunderland’s plight looks stark from every angle. They have fared marginally better away from home than at the Stadium of Light, but their remaining four games on the road take them to Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United. Three of their last four home games look winnable on paper at least – their next outing on Wearside brings Everton to the north east with Cardiff, West Brom and Swansea to follow – but they have managed to take three points on home turf only once in nine attempts in the league. Press Association The Black Cats remain four points adrift of safety as a result of Monday night’s 2-1 home defeat to West Ham, and they now have just eight games remaining from which to secure their top-flight status. History would suggest they need to win at least four of those matches if they are to boost their points total – which currently stands at 25 – to escape, and with their first 30 fixtures having yielded only six wins, that looks a tall order. last_img read more

September 21, 2020 0

Nightmare Storm over PBIA Spawns EF-0 Tornado, More Severe Storms Likely Today

first_imgYesterday three storm cells converged into one and produced an explosive line of thunderstorms over Palm Beach International Airport.And the National Weather Service says an EF-0 tornado touched down near Haverhill Road damaging a tree shortly before 4:00 yesterday afternoon.National Weather Service confirms EF0 tornado hit Haverhill Thursday after strong storms blew through Palm Beach County— WPTV (@WPTV) July 26, 2019 The lightning was also extremely severe.We have a 40 percent chance of more dangerous storms this afternoon as we heat up into the 90’s.last_img read more

September 20, 2020 0

WIFBSC captain Lennox Braithwaite moves into top 100 of Queens Final

first_imgCAPTAIN of the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) team to the 150th Imperial Meeting, which is taking place in the UK, Guyanese Lennox Braithwaite, has continued to be the shining light for the Caribbean.Sponsored by Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc., located at D’Uban Backlands, Braithwaite shot on Friday in the Third Stage of the Queens Final where the best at the Imperial Meet facef off.This being the 150th competition makes Braithwaite’s achievement even more relishing, and ot is also his 8th trip to this competition popularly known as Bisley. The last time he competed at the said competition, Braithwaite also made the Queens Final.He ended 91st in the Grand Aggregate out of a total of 200 shooters while in the St George’s competition, he narrowly missed out on the third stage which had a cut-off of 147.19; Braithwaite’s score was 147.15.Meanwhile, the Guyanese quartet of Braithwaite, Dylan Fields, Sigmund Douglas and John Fraser who are also part of the West Indies team competed as a nation in the NRA Junior Overseas Junior Kolapore Match on Friday and won gold.They totalled 372.15v having shot 126.6v at 300, 124.3v at 500 and 122.6v at 600.last_img read more

September 18, 2020 0

Syracuse comes up short in 5-4 loss to No. 10 Northeastern

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm Contact Chris: Syracuse’s Melissa Piacentini scored twice in the third period, but both goals weren’t enough to come back against No. 10 Northeastern (2-0-1) as Syracuse (0-2-0) fell, 5-4, in its first away game of the season.Northeastern’s Kendall Coyne began the game with two consecutive goals. She struck first just 50 seconds into the game, with the encore following four minutes later.Nicole Ferrara scored her first goal of the season in familiar territory. She found the net with 13 minutes left in the first period, putting the Orange within one goal.Both teams were able to take advantage of penalties in the first period. Northeastern’s Shelby Herrington scored a power-play goal with eight minutes left, while Syracuse’s Megan Quinn responded three minutes later with a goal of her own on the power play.Herrington would score her second goal with 2:25 remaining in the second period. Once again, the Orange was down by two points heading into the third period. And once again, Melissa Piacentini would bring Syracuse back into the contest. Piacentini scored just seven seconds into the final period, making it 4-3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut with 4:45 left to go, Northeastern’s Taytum Clairmont scored on a power-play goal. This was Syracuse’s fourth power-play goal allowed this season.Piacentini would score again with just over three minutes left, but Syracuse was unable to tie it in the final minutes.The Orange will travel to Durham, New Hampsire to face the UNH on Saturday. Syracuse goalie Jenn Gilligan transferred from UNH to Syracuse concluding her sophomore year. The Orange tied UNH, 2-2, last season at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Commentslast_img read more

September 16, 2020 0

50 years at Troy: Dr. Arthur Bartner has created a lasting legacy at USC

first_img“‘Tribute to Troy,’ ‘Fight On,’ ‘Conquest.’ That’s what I call the soundtrack of USC,” Bartner said. “People ask all the time, ‘Am I tired [of] playing these tunes?’ And I’m really not.” Though many things will remain, it just might not sound the same without Dr. Bartner leading the way. Bartner’s band has done just that. He was there for The Comeback in 1974, the Bush Push in 2005 and the Darnold-orchestrated Rose Bowl victory in 2017 — his three favorite football moments from the 50 years.  That intensity manifests as a strong physical presence. “We work hard to produce shows we are proud of, and Dr. Bartner won’t let us settle for anything less,” said trombone player Elyse Pollack, a sophomore majoring in civil engineering. “Dr. Bartner acts like a sports coach to motivate us and prevent us from getting lazy throughout the season.” Dr. Arthur C. Bartner is stepping down as band director this season after 50 years at the helm of the Trojan marching band. (Sarah Ko / Daily Trojan) “There’s always been a tremendous connection between the band and the Trojan football team,” former USC head coach Pete Carroll said in an email to Daily Trojan. “We would always tap in and benefit from the energy and excitement they’d bring on gamedays, and their daily practices during the week were a driving force for us too.” The band has earned a reputation as one of the crazier, more energetic and borderline obnoxious bands in college, and any of their performances will make it clear where that energy originates.  Excellence has always been the goal for Bartner, and watching one of his band’s practices, it’s clear he won’t quit until it’s achieved. He’ll yell at kids if they’re not perfectly in line, if anything sounds the slightest bit off or if he feels any of the members aren’t giving it their all. Unsurprisingly, almost nothing about USC football in 1969 remotely resembles anything from 2019 — that is, apart from Arthur Bartner. The Spirit of Troy is most often associated with USC football, but Bartner’s band has made a name for itself time and time again — including its 1979 collaboration with Fleetwood Mac for “Tusk,” which made USC the only collegiate band with a top-10 hit.  Bartner is just a few weeks away from his final game as director of the USC marching band, a tenure atop the ladder that’s occupied 50 years of his life but hasn’t lost an ounce of the energy that’s turned him into a staple of Trojan football.  The USC football program has seen plenty of change since 1969.  USC’s bowl game this month will mark the end of Bartner’s time at USC, which started in the John McKay era. Over the years, the Spirit of Troy has become one of the most famous and renowned in the country.  For Bartner, it’s that song that carries the most meaning but the classics that define the University. “He could command the band with a single hand gesture,” said Jonathan Goody, a former Spirit of Troy trumpeter from USC’s class of 1987.  Bartner knows no other way to operate. He has a reputation for being tough on band members and calling out fans at rallies who aren’t cheering loud enough for USC. Off the field, he’s an entirely different person: calm, friendly and approachable. He even describes himself as “dull” and “boring” at home.  It’s seen 10 different head coaches. Countless student-athletes. The highs, five claimed national titles; the lows, four losing seasons. It’s seen Junior Seau, Troy Polamalu, Sam Darnold. Scandal and vacated wins. “Dr. Bartner has an obvious intensity about him,” Carroll said. “He lives with a unique zeal that’s ever-present.” “I really feel that I’m part of this game, I feel the band is part of this game,” Bartner said. “You not only have to play the team, you have to play the band. [Opponents know] we’re gonna play these tunes over and over again, we’re gonna be annoying, our crowd’s gonna be loud. And you have to believe that that helps win games.” After Bartner’s retirement, the band will go on. It won’t stop calling itself “The Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe.” It won’t stop sending the whole group to Notre Dame or the Weekender. It won’t stop playing “Tribute to Troy.”  But when he’s on top of the ladder, it’s all business.  In that same time frame, the football team has also become one of the most historic college programs in the nation, winning 14 Rose Bowls, five NCAA championships and claiming five Heisman winners.  Bartner believes the band and team’s successes go hand-in-hand. Those three songs have become essential parts of jock rallies, pregame and halftimes shows and seemingly ring throughout the Coliseum hundreds of times per game. Now, Bartner will look to lead the band — and the football team — to one final victory before he departs, having spent half a century as the face of the Spirit of Troy. “It hasn’t hit me yet that this is all over,” Bartner said. “Looking back, I think I was always this way,” Bartner said of his enthusiasm that has left many wondering how he hasn’t lost his voice over the years. “I was always after perfection … I can’t remember not being the way I am today.” “I try to embrace this Trojan spirit, this Trojan Family,” Bartner said. “And I get on the mic, and I have to admit, I’m like a man possessed … Hey, we’ve got to go out, we have a job to do. That’s to support this team and win some ballgames.”last_img read more

September 16, 2020 0